On November 7, 2013, The Horinko Group held its fifth annual executive summit: Transforming America’s Contaminated Lands—A Vision for Our Nation’s Waste Program. Leaders in the fields of environmental cleanup, land revitalization, and sustainable materials management examined and discussed how EPA and those interested in its policies can “do more with less” through public–private collaboration to advance environmentally responsible stewardship.
U.S. EPA’s Mathy Stanislaus, Assistant Administrator, Office of Solid Waste & Emergency Response, kicked off the event with remarks about the Agency’s priorities and posed questions concerning the future of its waste programs, which guided the panel sessions that followed. The first panel recognized the significant advancements and opportunities presented by lifecycle based materials management and efforts to further advance EPA’s Sustainable Materials Management Initiative. The second panel was centered around key leveraging ideas for the future of clean–up and revitalization and included expert panelists on Community Revitalization, Green and Sustainable Remediation, EPA’s Brownfields Program, and EPA’s LEAN Corrective Action Pilots.
The Summit proceedings will provide a detailed summary of the discussion and will be distributed in the coming weeks and available on THG’s website.
To download a PDF of the Summit program, visit http://bit.ly/THG2013SummitProgram.